Academic Journal: Digitized health promotion: personal responsibility for health in the Web 2.0 era (PDF Download Available)

Abstract The new apparatus of what is often termed ‘digital health’ (and also ‘Health 2.0’, ‘Medicine 2.0’, eHealth’ or ‘mHealth’), a conglomeration of new digital technologies addressed at delivering {...}

Academic Journal: Power and resistance within the hospital’s hierarchical system: the experiences of chronically ill patients – Griscti – 2016 – Journal of Clinical Nursing 

Abstract Aims and objectives To explore experiences of chronically ill patients and registered nurses when they negotiate patient care in hospital settings. Specifically, we explored how social and institutional {...}

Academic Journal: How Health Care Professionals Use Social Media to Create Virtual Communities: An Integrative Review

Abstract Background Prevailing health care structures and cultures restrict intraprofessional communication, inhibiting knowledge dissemination and impacting the translation of research into practice. Virtual communities may facilitate professional networking and {...}

Academic Journal: Receiving Social Support Online: An Analysis of a Computer-Mediated Support Group for Individuals Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome 

ABSTRACT In recent years, the rapid expansion in Internet access and computer-mediated communication has fostered new opportunities for individuals with health-related concerns to participate in supportive communication within a {...}

Academic Journal: A functional and structural diagnosis of online health communities sustainability: A focus on resource richness and site design features

Abstract The reality of online communities’ under-contribution issues has often been clouded with theoretical rather than real-world insight. The present study aims to neutralize this disparity, through content analysis {...}

Article: The Enlightenment is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

A lovely article exploring how we are moving towards an increasingly entangled world. A good starter to get into the concept of entanglement, which is of particular relevance to {...}

Article: Apple unveils CareKit, an open source framework for making health apps

Today, Apple introduced the open source software framework CareKit, which can be used to develop healthcare apps. Apple plans to release the software in April, and the company said the {...}

Interview: In discussion with the ‘digital doctor’

An interview, by the Nuffield Trust, with Robert Wachter, author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, about his experience introducing digital health {...}

Aticle: The revolution will (not) be decentralised: Blockchains

An in depth exploration, on Commons Transition, of the potential role of Blockchain in supporting the development of architecture for the commons. Read the article here.

Academic Journal: Thinking of You: Vernacular Affordance in the Context of the Microsocial Relationship App, Couple

This paper explores how user interfaces fundamentally shape our experience of technology and so define the nature of our online interactions. While the subject matter studied is that of relationships {...}

Interview: Zygmunt Bauman on how “Social media are a trap”

The Polish-born sociologist is skeptical about the possibilities for political change. Read the interview, as it appears in El Pais, here.

Academic Journal: Do online social media cut through the constraints that limit the size of offline social networks?

Abstract from Robin Dunbar’s latest paper, and important, paper: The social brain hypothesis has suggested that natural social network sizes may have a characteristic size in humans. This is {...}

Article: McKinsey & Co: How healthcare systems can become digital-health leaders

The potential of digitisation is well understood, yet healthcare systems are struggling to convert ambition into reality. Here’s what McKinsey & Co. recommend. Read the article How healthcare systems can {...}